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steps that we can to protect our public. >> mr. mudd, we interviewed you seven years ago, it turns out, as a power play when you were the number two men in the fbi's national security branch. was there -- and i'm not just talking about the fbi. was there any kind of a pra breakdown here in our national security operation, specifically with regard to the fbi. are you troubled by the fact they were alerted by the russians to the older brother. they interviewed him, decided he was not a threat. he goes to russia, comes back, and they don't seem to have him on a watch list? >> no, i'm not troubled by this for several reasons. first, people fail to consider the implications of false positives. you look at one guy we could have gotten, but you forget the other 10,000 that would have come into the net if we look at a person like this every day. these kinds of things happen, but i suspect it wasn't a dropped ball here. >> overall, do you see any way you could have prevented these two guys? >> well, we're going to have to see what kind of foreign connections they have, whether the travel to rus
carthy, the author of the new book, "spring fever, the illusion of islamic democracy." mr. mudd, i'm going to go to you first, if i could. what do these images tell you? they strike me that these gentlemen were extremely confident in what they were doing, seemed to know exactly where they were going. perhaps they had rehearsed that route before. what are your impressions from the images? >> i suspect that they have rehearsed the route and the word that strikes me is psychology. if you look at acts of violence and terrorism in this country when we get lone wolves or singletons they often have mental imbalances. when you have two or when they start bouncing off each other, will take acts this they otherwise would not have taken. i look at you and say i'm angry about something. i'm angry about obama. i'm angry about bush. person says, says, i'm angry, too. no one else is doing something. all of a sudden you have a cycle that leads to an act of violence that neither individual would take otherwise. >> i'm going to come back to that cycle of violence. mr. schwecker, want to go to you as a former assi
. as the incidents take place. and we take steps that we can to protect our public. >> mr. mudd, we interviewed seven years ago it turns out as a power player when you were the number two man on the f.b.i. national security branch. was there -- i'm not just talking about the f.b.i. was there any kind of a breakdown here in our national security operation? and specifically, with regard to the f.b.i.? are you troubled by the fact they were alerted by the russians to the older brother, they interviewed him and they said he was not a threat. he goes to russia. he comes back. they don't seem to have him on a watch list. >> i'm not troubled by this for a few reasons. people fail to consider the implications of false positive. you look at one guy we could have gotten, you forget the other 10,000 who would have come in the net if we look at every person like this every day. so, i look at this and i say these things happen but i suspect there wasn't a dropped ball here. >> chris: and overall, do you see any way you could have prevented the two guys? >> well, i mean we have to see what kind of foreign connecti
official for the fbi and cia. and, mr. mudd, welcome. now that we know that this elder slain brother and his mother were both on this tide list, let me back up and ask you, how should lists like this work in the first place? >> you're talking about two different things here. one is an identity list that is if you're an analyst and want to understand everything that the u.s. government might know about someone that is vaguely suspected of being involved in terrorist activity, that's tide. a big list of people, not necessarily a watch list, it is hundreds of thousands of people, about whom you might have some suspicion. separate from that is something like a watch list for aircraft, that is someone you might say is no fly, that person cannot get on an aircraft, because they have been identified as a known terrorist. there are fairly few numbers of people on that second list. >> i'm looking down at my notes on this list. approximately 700,000 people, though some could be, you know, duplicates, variations of spelli spellings, et cetera, some nefarious, some entirely innocent. how can, yo
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